Diversity is important to business growth.

Writing should be respectful of all people and cultures.

Unfortunately, we are living in a time of great societal unrest where some are using their words to deliberately insult and demean other people. From servers scribbling racist or body shaming notes on receipts to racial slurs scrawled across businesses and private homes, disrespectful writing is revealing the dark soul of humanity with rapid intensity. Every day, we are bombarded with stories of adults and children alike being hurt and offended by somebody's words. The pushback against these expressions of bigotry is called "cancel culture" where constituents are demanding an end to uncivil language and behavior.

The online course, "Diversity in Workplace Writing," illustrates how to identify and avoid language bias by analyzing real case studies of agencies that have fallen victim to bias. Every lesson shows alternate ways to write objectively. Although we cannot control people's (mis)interpretations of our writing, we can ensure that it meets current standards of decency when referencing race, sex, gender, orientation, age, medical condition or disability.

As a result of taking this class, you will:

  • Understand the definition of language bias.
  • Learn to identify & correct biased writing.
  • Get specific tips on correcting biased writing.
  • Receive specific strategies for writing objectively.

What You Get

As an individual (single user) taking this class for personal or professional development, you have full access to class materials for your specified time of enrollment (no expiration for lifetime access). You must complete all lessons and surveys to receive your certificate. Learn at your own pace. The instructor retains all copyright ownership for all of the materials presented in this course. Any resources not directly written by the instructor are duly noted and properly cited. Students are expected to abide by fair use laws when printing course materials. No part of this course may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the author.

  • Video Lessons
    Lecture Slides
    Quizzes
    PDF Handouts

  • Duration: 90-Day Access

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Easy Payment via PayPal or credit card via Stripe (which also includes Alipay, Bancontact, EPS, WeChat Pay, giropay, iDEAL, Multibanco, SOFORT, and P24).

Course Curriculum

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  • 1

    GETTING STARTED

    • Welcome!

    • Viewing the Lessons

    • Video: Downloading Materials

  • 2

    What is Language Bias?

    • Audio Slides: Defining Language Bias

    • Audio Slides: Social Media Bias

    • Audio Slides: Walmart's Unfortunate Newsletter

  • 3

    Identifying Writing Bias

    • Video: Identifying Bias

    • Slides: Identifying Bias

    • Slide: Arby's Language Bias

    • Quiz: Fact or Opinion

  • 4

    Avoiding Biased Language

    • Video: Biased Language

    • Slides: Biased Language

    • Slides: Disability Bias Example

    • Quiz: Biased Language

    • PDF: A Guide to Gender Identity Terms

  • 5

    Nondiscriminatory Writing Strategies

    • Audio Slides: Writing Tips

    • Audio Slides: Writing Strategies

    • Quiz: Objective Writing

  • 6

    Avoiding Sexist Language

    • Video: Sexist Language

    • Slides: Sexist Language

    • Quiz: Sexist Language

    • Download: Gender Neutral Nouns

  • 7

    Before You Finish

    • Bonus Download: Writing Tips & Strategies

    • Your Certificate

    • Grammar Books

    • Proofreading Books

    • Course Review

Social Proof: Reviews

4 star rating

Title is well-suited for the content presented.

Maria Arana

It was helpful to pause after each slide was explained during the video. I felt there was a need for more examples on each category. The ones given were eye-openers, though.

It was helpful to pause after each slide was explained during the video. I felt there was a need for more examples on each category. The ones given were eye-openers, though.

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FAQs

  • Why should I take your classes?

    • Meet employer demands for better writers and proofreaders.
    • Build your résumé with marketable writing skills and earn more money.
    • Learn new skills for career pivots or to start a home-based writing/editing/proofreading business.
    • Improve your writing to achieve academic success.
    • Upgrade your writing skills to produce engaging media content.
  • Is there a time limit on enrollment?

    Instead of a few hours in a one-day workshop, webinar or tutoring session, our self-paced online classes are built to deliver high quality training in a short amount of time for busy professionals. Most classes for individual users come with lifetime access. If not, please note the class duration and complete the course before the expiration date (if any).

  • Why are there no refunds?

    All enrollments are final. No refunds. Our courses have taken copious amounts of time, soul energy and personal finances to build. We are confident that all of our courses deliver the exact instruction you need to improve your writing skills. Please take our low-cost introductory class, "Grammar Essentials Jump-start" to get a good feel for the value you receive at such affordable prices. You will not be disappointed!

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    When you have fulfilled all class requirements, and have scored a 80% or above on all assignments, you will receive a certificate within 24-48 hours after you have finished the class, not to exceed 7 days after you finish, depending on holidays and high class volumes.

Your Instructor

Ashan R. Hampton

Instructor Bio

Ashan R. Hampton has worked as an English instructor in higher education for over 20 years. She is a proud graduate of the Donaghey Scholars Program under the direction of Dr. C. Earl Ramsey, Emeritus. With her doctoral studies on hold, Ashan has found success in online education. She produces and teaches original writing and grammar courses for global audiences. Outside of academics, Ashan worked for short stints in the corporate world as a technical writer, website designer, digital content coordinator, proofreader and legal editor. She is also a self-published author who has recently released multiple books on grammar, writing, proofreading and copyediting, now available on Amazon, Lulu, and other popular booksellers. All book titles and ordering information are posted on her website at: www.arhampton.com.